Very bright and beautiful huipil with detailed weaving! It is from the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala (Frequently referred to as Xela). This unique huipil measures 31″ across the shoulders, and 24 1/2″ from the neckline to the bottom edges (folded). The neck opening is scalloped shaped and measures approximately 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″. The sides have been stitched to create arm holes.

This huipil is elaborately woven with intricate designs throughout the bodice. It has deer, butterflies, mayan figures, corn plants, feathered serpents and zig zag rivers all done in artiseda thread that shimmers. All of this is woven on a light blue, almost denim colored soft cotton background. The seams where the panels join are also sewn with the beautiful thread creating a decorative randa.

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This huipil is in excellent used condition, with perhaps a few loose threads and slight variations in the color of the lower section. It is a very beautiful textile with unique colors!



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